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Discussion in 'Folding@Home' started by W2hCYK, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Skitzo New Member

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    I'm thinking they should, more research is more research. Anything that increases productivity should be considered.

    If my clients had a perfect day with the nicest wu's, I think I could push another 1000 ppd total.
    8600gt has hit ~2300 ppd
    9600gt has hit ~4600 ppd
    C2D has hit ~1800 ppd
    AM2 has hit ~950 ppd


    the am2 is a be2350 @ 2.8, best I've seen under xp 32 is ~950 ppd. (ubuntu was ~1100 ppd)
     
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    okay im looking to get back into folding

    is the GPU really that good cuz I can rig up my P4 2.8GHz 2GB Ram With a 9600GSO 384MB card to run 24/7

    cuz since some ppl toke me out of 5th :p
     
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    Your card should do pretty good on the GPU2, if I'm getting around 4400PPD on my 9600GT, I bet you'll get between 4200-4800+ PPD.

    Go get GPU2 and then get FAHMon, it's a pretty cool utility, monitors progress and updates PPD to give you an idea of what you're scoring and completing.

    Keep the GPU2 minimized though, otherwise it'll load up your CPU to max...minimized it'll work a little faster and offload stress of your CPU back to GPU, at least that's my findings with the 177.39's.

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    I already got the FAHMon but I might also run it on my rig with the volt moded card :D

    cuz I know a guy that uses some software that you can run linux in xp in a sepreate window he was getting like 6k just on one Q9450
     
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    Ahh yes virtualization software, I've read of a few different types that do it...I just don't wanna mess with it...but 6K off of CPU is pretty sweet...I'm happy increasing my Q6600 about 1k PPD though!

    I can't wait to see what may come of my GTX260, especially in newer versions of GPU2 and newer NV Drivers...here's an image from Tom's using an early pre-beta GPU2 client:

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    Image borrowed from Tom's Hardware GTX200 Overview

    My numbers already exceed both the Q6600 and 9600GT, but my Q6600 was around 2000-2400 when running one instance of SMP...but looking at the GPU's, it seems all are getting faster, which is great!
     
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    how do I work GPU2 its running but cant get FahMon to show my ppd ??
     
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    the folders I monitor for the gpu client are:

    XP x32
    c:\documents and settings\{your user name}\application data\folding@home-gpu

    Vista x64
    C:\Users\{your user name}\AppData\Roaming\Folding@home-gpu

    I believe they were hidden so you'll need to type in the path
     
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    40% done but no PPD ??
     
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    Give it some time, also under the menu tabs in FAHMon click the left one, FahMon, click Download New Projects...I found I had a similar issue till I did this...I do it about once a day now. I haven't had issues with PPD ever since.

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    what is your AMD cpu running at?I have my BE getting 1100ppd
     
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    Kursah, BUCK NASTY and p_o_s_pc say thanks.
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    So 1900 PPD is about average for a Radeon 3850?
     
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    well its came out on its own 5841.13 :D

    now to add SMP right ??
     
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    is this good for my 5kBE @3ghz?
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    it needs to monitor the completeion of some frames to give you a ppd estimate
    yeah, add the smp :)

    @ p_o_s_pc, it's running at ~2.8.
    It was ~950, I restarted for 177.66 install and lost the wu. This is how it came back so I'm gonna let it complete the wu to see if it changes.
    EDIT: I just noticed both smp clients are running standard loops, when they complete the wu's I'll restart them with the -forceasm flag, should help :)

    Edit: mine is the BE2350 2.1 Ghz. The energy efficient or low thernal output model, not a ???? Black edition.
     
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    DAMN! 5841?! Nice PPD on the GPU2! Mine went down about 100 to 4300PPD, but I removed the vmod, and toned the OC down to 800/1925 on the GPU. But you have more shaders and now they're screamin! One of the better GPU2 PPD reports I've seen in this thread! Nice work!

    Yep get that SMP going, find the affinity changer, I made a post a page or two back...added about 200PPD to my G/F's dual core at 3.36...well it went from around 1100-1200 to 1350-1500PPD w/SMP and Affinity changer (just install, and fuh-get-about-it! :D )

    Nice job Dom, that rocks! :rockout:
     
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    whats this? i've never heard of this changer.

    i get noticeable FPS drops in games when leaving the GPU client running. supreme commander was the first i saw it in, and the FPS was around 15 until i alt tabbed and quit the GPU client, around which time it jumped up to 80-90FPS.
     
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    FAH recommends that you shut down the gpu client for graphic intensive programs.

    The affinity changer works with the cpu client. Every say 10 min it examines what the client cores are doing on which cpu core they are doing it. It reassigns the client cores for optimal output. With a quad core, it allows you to run two instances of the smp client for extra ppd. I've read that the affinity changer doesn't have any benifits for amd processors.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    Page 70, about mid-way down. ;)

    http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=890295&postcount=1741


    Hmm..well it's not like I'm loading up FRAPS or anything, but my games play just fine w/GPU2 running in the background...I guess ymmv.

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    Now I will have some serious PPD.

    Just ordered a 8800GTS/C2D E8400 system with Swiftech water cooling for CPU/GPU. Should have it up and running by weekend. I am looking for around 7,000PPD with both rigs running:).
     
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    We've moved up to 241 and our 24 hour average is climbing :toast:
    someone mentioned wanting to pass MS in the rankings, looks like we could be passing microsoft rather soon...
    anyone else eye balling a team or milestone?

    I think we need to push for 2,000,000 ppm, it's acheivable :)



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    edit: nice Buck Nasty, I'm thinking with the right oc, you could do 7000+ ppd on the new rig alone.
     
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    Sometime this week black light burns is giving me some socket A and socket 370 hardware for folding.he would do it himself but doesn't have anyplace to set them up and doesn't want to mess with networking them
     
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    Just ordered a 9600GT for my little brother, so that should be folding soon hopefully!
     
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    I hope to be getting a 9600GSO or 9600GT maybe 8800GT sometime. Nice to see there is going to be more hardware folding. :toast:
     
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    I would go with the 9600gt 512mb
     
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